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Sir Arthur Gouge

aero. engineer.

Sir Arthur Gouge, British aero. engineer. Awarded British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, 1937; Musick Memorial Trophy, 1939. Honorary fellow Royal Aero. Society (president 1942-1944); fellow Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; member Institution Mechanical Engineers, Society British Aircraft Constructors (president 1945).

Background

Gouge, Sir Arthur was born on July 3, 1890 in Northfleet, Kent, England. Son of George and Elizabeth (Wickham) Gouge.

Education

Student Church of England School, Gravesend Technology School. Bachelor of Science, Woolwich Polytechnic, 1922.

Career

Mechanic Short Brothers, Ltd., 1915, became chief designer, 1926, general manager, 1929, vice chairman, 1939-1943. Vice chairman, chief executive Saunders-Roe, Limited, from 1943. Research in flying boat hull form and metal aircraft since 1920.

Wilbur Wright Memorial lecturer, 1948. Freeman, City of Rochester, 1937. Created knight, 1948.

Membership

Clubs: Royal Aero, Royal Automobile (England).

Connections

Married Margaret Ellen Cook, September 1918 (deceased). Children: James Arthur, Margaret Kathleen.

father:
George Gouge

mother:
Elizabeth (Wickham) Gouge

spouse:
Margaret Ellen Cook

children:
James Arthur Gouge

Margaret Kathleen Gouge